GREEN BAY, Wis. (WBAY) - On September 5, 2019 Jared Veldheer was at Soldier Field in Chicago in the stands to watch the Green Bay Packers-Chicago Bears season opener.
On November 29, 2019 the Packers claimed the retired offensive lineman off of waivers. The veteran played the final four games including starting in place of a sick Bryan Bulaga in the Packers’ Divisional Round win against the Seattle Seahawks.
According to Adam Schefter of ESPN, Veldheer plans to return next season.
Veldheer, who turns 33 in June, will be an unrestricted free agent. “Multiple teams” were in contact with Veldheer’s reps at the NFL Scouting Combine, per Schefter, so it’s possible interest will be high once free agency begins.
The Packers have a number of decision on unrestricted free agents including right tackle Bryan Bulaga, linebacker Blake Martinez, cornerback Tramon Williams and receiver Geronimo Allison.
OT Jared Veldheer, who came out of retirement last year to finish the season with the Packers, plans to play this season, per source. Multiple teams inquired about him at the combine and were told he wants to play again this season, per source. Veldheer is a free agent.— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) March 4, 2020